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at a future law enforcement museum at the law enforcement memorial. scott broom, 9news now. >> victims of domestic abuse in montgomery county can now go to the family justice center in rockville to get comprehensive help that may save their lives. armando trull reports, they have a high-tech weapon in their protective arsenal. >> a prosecutor and a judge are talking over a video feed. >> in real time. >> that's how victims in maryland can now ask a judge to issue a restraining order against their abuser. >> the petition when they come in, they are not isolated. they are able to avail themselves of all of the services available at the justice center. >> the pilot program has been given the green light to be implemented statewide. volunteers at the family justice center. she was a victim in 2008. her boyfriend tried to kill her with a two foot tall crucifix. the video feed will make it easier for victims to take the first step and approach a corpse. >> you don't have to see your abuser. you have to do everything on the video. >> the victims that come in here receive wrap around se
for a future exhibit honoring the victims and the law enforcement officers who eventually caught the snipers and put an end to it all. scott broom is live in forestville to give us a snapshot of what is in that evidence area. scotty. >> reporter: well, you know, it was ten years ago, but all of these archives and evidence were not handed over to archivists until july. they were just handed over for a future national law enforcement memorial museum. there is so much stuff inside this warehouse here that the archivist still doesn't have a count on all of it. in a climate controlled warehouse suitable for storing fine art, there sits that fearsome 1990caprice used by the d.c. snipers. a mobile, sniper's nest. now a museum piece. >> the trunk was the actual location where the sniper showed himself, so to speak. curled up in the trunk and used this that was cut out to poke the barrel of the bush master through to fire the weapon. >> archive manager explains fascinating details now seen up close. >> the snipers had a can of spray paint to match the outer part of the spray paint. they spray pa
a dozen new laws take effect in maryland today which include prohibiting employers for asking potential employees for their usernames and passwords to their social media sites. fantasy sports are exempt from betting in the state and residents forced to leave a job to escape the threat of domestic violence will now be eligible for unemployment benefits in maryland. you can see more details of those laws at www.wusa9.com. >>> an update from the national zoo about its female giant panda. today the zoo tweeted that mei xiang went outside briefly saturday and then again this morning. this is some file video in the days after she gave birth to a cub two weeks ago. sadly that cub died last sunday. the panda house has been closed ever since, but the zoo says it partially reopened the house today and expects to have it completely back open soon. >>> coming up on 9news at 7:00 how the boy scouts of america are working with police to get possible sex offenders off the streets. >> plus why that film that mocks the prophet muhammad is stirring up even more controversy tonight. >> let's check in with
the law. state officials could still appeal. >>> we'll have a preview of today's campaign 2012 faceoff coming up at 5:30. >>> at 5:23, the orioles have a chance of matching one of the nationals' accomplishments. >>> howard has our high temperatures dropping by more than 20 degrees in his seven- day forecast. we'll be right back. >>> good morning. welcome back to nine fine now. it's wednesday. we're mid week. advice i can't problems out -- visibilities problems out there. >> there's a lot of fog. the rain is good. we still have a deficit. some areas picked up 3 inches or plus. it was really pouring west of i- 95. this morning fog will be a problem. not just the fog here. it's a mild morning. had a stray shower overnight but that has since lifted into northeastern maryland pulling away. temps running in the cool spots in the mid-60s. warm spots low to mid-70s. sunrise 7:06. we're not going to see the sun rise but we will see sunshine later this morning. by noon 80 degrees. partly sunny. this afternoon could be a shower late north and west. high temperature 85. 5:00 temperature 83 degrees
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